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Agile Development and Business Goals by Joe Gee, George Stragand, Tom Wheeler, Bill Holtsnider

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Chapter 3 Expectations

What It Means for Software to Succeed

Chapter contents

  • Introduction 32
  • Software Development Sometimes (Accidentally) Succeeds 32
  • Is Aligned with Business Needs 32
  • Manages the Cost of Change 33
  • Is Built in an Automated Way 33
  • Factors Quality into the Core of the Process 33
  • Is Not Constantly Being Redeployed 34
  • Progress Is Constantly Being Made 34
  • Delivers Something of Value 34
  • Is Evangelical 34
  • Is Predictable 35
  • Is Both Tactical and Strategic 35
  • Is Game Changing 35
  • Allows Management to Stay Informed 35
  • Is Measurable 36

Introduction

Sometimes—despite everyone’s best efforts to prevent it—software succeeds. This chapter discusses a few definitions of what “successful software” is. Because this topic is discussed extensively ...

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